Summary of Is Your Genius At Work

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Is Your Genius At Work book summary
Everyone has something he or she does best. Find it and exploit your genius. You’ll be a better person if you do.


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This is a serious self-help book which requires thoughtful effort on the reader’s part, but promises a concomitant reward. Dick Richards urges you to find your genuine inner talents and spiritual beliefs, your “genius,” and to pursue them to find your career, your purpose and true fulfillment. However, the quest for genius is difficult to execute, though many successful people may have already completed this internal search and made genius-based career decisions without even knowing it. Richards is writing for those who have not. His audience is people who hold jobs that don’t give them a sense of accomplishment or meaning. Richards spends a good bit of time explaining how people can find and name their genius, and perhaps not enough time telling them what they can do with it once that “eureka” moment has happened. As a result, getAbstract finds that he articulates a noble goal but may leave some of its realization up to you. Then again, that seems valid: After all, no one can activate your genius for you. This book is useful for counselors and therapists, as well as for spiritually oriented readers who are willing to undertake serious introspection to refocus on their true gifts and purpose.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why you must acknowledge your genius
  • What questions to ask to find your genius;
  • How you can benefit from this discovery; and
  • How it will lead you to your purpose.


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If you are restless for a change in your personal or professional life, you may not be using your genius – that innate inner ability that makes work effortless. Each person’s genius is unique. It is the natural flow of energy that aligns you with the outer world and...
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About the Author

Coach and consultant Dick Richards led the renaissance of bringing spirit to the workplace with his 1995 book, Artful Work. He also wrote The Art of Winning Commitment.

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